Willis Towers Watson partners with Wharton School's Mack Institute

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Willis Towers Watson partners with Wharton School

Willis Towers Watson has become a corporate partner of the Mack Institute for Innovation and Management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Through the Mack Institute’s events and workshops, the Willis Research Network anticipates gaining insights into the challenges faced by the industry, including:

  • The future of work and how accelerated emerging technologies influence organizational business models.
  • Insights into the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector.
  • Strategic areas for innovation and opportunities to challenge the perception of risk.

Willis Towers Watson is participating in the Mack Institute’s Collaborative Innovation Program – which connects Wharton School students with the institute’s corporate partners – for support with identifying, by the end of the year, potential impacts to the corporate risk landscape, including and building on those the company identified in its 2016 Technology, Media and Telecommunications Risk Index.

“Emerging technologies are influencing new solutions and helping change how companies view risk across almost every industry,” said Sara Benolken, global TMT industry leader at Willis Towers Watson. “Willis Towers Watson’s TMT Risk Report, created with input from the Collaborative Innovation Program’s Wharton MBA team, will help companies strategically plan as well as mitigate the increasing risk implications brought about through the advancement of technology. The research will allow us to help prepare and drive a new, more strategic role for risk managers and help prepare for the changing risk landscape facing global companies.”

“We’re thrilled to have Willis Towers Watson join our global learning network for scholars, business leaders and students,” said Saikat Chaudhuri, executive director of the Mack Institute. “Our Collaborative Innovation Program taps into a pool of top students at the Wharton School, under the guidance of a faculty member, to tackle our corporate partners’ challenges. We’re confident that Willis Towers Watson will benefit from our informative events and through CIP. We also look forward to them sharing their insights with our partner community, so we can collectively advance meaningful impact on managerial practice.”